Almost 7,000 students did not progress to the second year of their course in 2021/2022

Ireland“College dropout rates have increased significantly amid signs that more students are struggling with issues such as mental health, long-distance commuting and financial pressures. Data released by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) shows the number of students who did not progress from first to second year increased from 9% in 2019/2020, or 3,600 students, to 15% in 2021/2022, or almost 7,000 students …” (more)

[Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 29 February]

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